We theoretically predict the occurrence of multiple hydrodynamical-like shock phenomena in the propagation of ultrashort intense pulses in a suitably engineered photonic crystal fiber. The shocks are due to the Raman effect, which acts as a nonlocal term favoring their generation in the focusing regime. It is shown that the problem is mapped to shock formation in the presence of a slope and a gravity-like potential. The signature of multiple shocks in cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) signals is unveiled.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review A|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jul 2010|